Last Minute Easter Baskets

Easter Baskets

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Still haven’t gotten your kids’ Easter baskets yet? Don’t worry– there’s still time (if you’re reading this before the middle of next week).

And by the way, rarely do I get a product in the mail and instantly hop online to share it or decide to quickly put up a post about it over the weekend to make sure people don’t miss out on getting one.

But these baskets are adorable and I really don’t want you to miss out on getting one before Easter! [Read more…]

I Cheated

I Cheated

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This is hard for me to admit, but I had a major moment (hour?) of weakness on Wednesday night and I cheated. 

I ate a Milano cookie

That is a lie. I ate SIX Milano cookies. I was cleaning up after dinner, my kids were eating some for dessert, and it just kind of happened. Six times. 

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Best Hacks for The Busy Mom

Best Hacks for The Busy Mom

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Now that I’m a mom of three, I’m all about the shortcut.

If I tried to do everything perfectly and didn’t utilize shortcuts, I’d likely find myself still in my pajamas in a messy house struggling to figure out what’s for dinner at 5:00 P.M.

Truth be told, that scene still does happen, but it’s a little less frequent…thanks to some of these hacks for the busy mom that I’ve discovered. [Read more…]

Thoughts on the RHOBH Finale

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Season 5

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First things first– what the F was Camille wearing at Nicky Hilton’s book launch?! Was that a bedazzled cat on her dress? Me-ow! Girlfriend needs a new stylist, stat. Surely the divorce settlement can pay for designer frocks, no?

Lisa’s housecoat wasn’t much better. Sigh. Although I guess when one has so many events to go to, one eventually runs out of attractive options. Ken did look young and spry in his hot pink tie, though.

That was sweet of Nicky and Paris to lower their standards and appear on their aunts’ lowly reality show. Speaking of the Hilton/Richards clan, how fun would a reality show just about their family be?? I envision it like the Manzo show, but good. [Read more…]

Day 1: Fed Up Challenge

10 Day No Sugar Diet Day 1

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I survived Day 1 of the Fed Up (No Added Sugars for 10 Days) Challenge, mainly due to a loophole I discovered yesterday afternoon.

WINE IS ALLOWED! I repeat, you are allowed to drink wine on this challenge! 

You are only prohibited from having foods with added sugars, therefore, wine is perfectly acceptable. Hooray! Thank you to my friend Marla for pointing this out to me.  [Read more…]

Easter Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves

Easter Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves

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Do you have kids who love to “help” in the kitchen?

I know I do– from mixing ingredients to doing the dishes, my two older kids (almost 4 and almost 2) are always hanging on my leg and/or climbing on the counter trying to do whatever I’m doing.

These Easter snacks are fun for your kids to do because a lot of it can be done by themselves.  [Read more…]

6 Newborn Sleeping Tips

6 Newborn Sleeping Tips

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Sleep is so important for everyone, but newborns especially. That’s when they do their growing!

Help maximize your newborn’s sleep with these handy newborn sleeping tips. Everything on this list is something that has been a lifesaver for me with my three babies.

At the end of the post, enter to win a HALO SwaddleSure of your own! [Read more…]

Sugar Free Meal Plan

Sugar Free Meal Plan

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Okay so this is not exactly a sugar free “meal plan,” but rather a list of sugar free breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that you can then customize into your own sugar free meal plan if you’d like. 

I tried to keep the list as close as possible to the kinds of meals that I actually eat now. 

Here are the breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for when you are experimenting with creating a sugar free meal plan for you or your family.

Note: We are going by the “rules” of the Fed Up Challenge-- no ADDED sugar foods for 10 days. Naturally-occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables is acceptable. [Read more…]

The 10-Day No Sugar Diet

The 10-Day No Sugar Diet

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In case you haven’t heard, I’m kind of obsessed with the documentary “Fed Up.”

After watching it last week, I became inspired to do something. Actually, lots of things.

On a larger scale, I’d like to advocate for healthier foods served in our schools and food labels that clearly depict how much sugar is inside.

But I’m going to start small– with my own family. We are going to do a no added sugar diet for 10 days, as per the Fed Up Challenge. [Read more…]